Journal article

Spatially isolated redox processes enabled by ambipolar charge transport in multi-walled carbon nanotube mats

Renzo A Fenati, Peter C Sherrell, Dmitriy A Khodakov, Joseph G Shapter, Amanda Ellis

MATERIALS HORIZONS | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2021

Abstract

This work demonstrates a simple dual-well device which enables spatially isolated solutions to undergo complementary redox reactions. The device functions by the ambipolar transport of charge carriers between two spatially isolated poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) microwells through an underlying multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) mat. This MWCNT mat enables charge carriers, produced from the decomposition of an analyte in one solution, to drive a redox reaction in a spatially isolated second colorimetric read-out solution via a potential difference between the wells. As proof-of-concept a visible colorimetric read-out was shown using an enzyme, cytochrome c (reduced in 16 h), and the visuali..

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